Leh Ladakh

About 163 km north-west of Leh. Past Khaltse, lies the Dha-Hanu Vallry comprising the Brogpa Villages of Dha, Hanu Shina-speaking inhabitants are of Indo-Iranian or Dardic stock, they are not the orginal inhabitants of western Ladakh, but their cousins who migrated later from Gilgit.

In this area, you will find a number of villages. However, tourists are allowed to visit the villages of Dah and Hanu only. Being situated on a lower altitude, these villages experience a climate that is a little warmer than that of Leh. One of the major attractions of Dha & Hanu is a chance to have a glimpse into the life of the Drokpa community.

Dha a small village set in valley of lush fields and flowers, whose inhabitants are perfectly normal human beings. There is no grand temple to mark their once animist traditions. In the village square, you may find a friendly youth who will chat about their own myths of origin.

Festivals of those villages are called harvest festivals. These are considered rare and eventful the year of Drogpa in which all the people of these villages come out of their colorful traditional dress and festival moods to celebrate the festivals. Proceeding to the Drogpas villages the village which fall reroute are the villages of Domkhar Skurbuchan, Achinathang which are also important and which tourists can also easily visit. At this stage, tourism being like new-born baby, infrastructures are not adequate in this area.  However there is a very good road leading right upto Drogpa villages and tourist can stay over nights in some private guest houses and or at some identified camping site at Khaltsi, Dhomkhar, Skurbuchan, Achinathang, Hanu Do, Biama and Dha village.  Approximately distance between Leh and Drogpas villages are between the range of 150 to 170 kms from Leh.